Thinking about buying a used car? Some rental car companies at Malaga airport, especially focusing on the tourism sector, have to get rid of the cars by the end of the summer season just because they are not profitable and become a liability (insurance, maintenance, etc.). That’s the right time to buy a car and when you can find the occasional bargain.
In the current economic circumstances, buying a used car can be both an opportunity and even an obligation. The market is now booming and is not overly complicated to get a car in good condition at a good price.
There are several ways to look for cars. The first, very useful and practical, is to use a search engine for used cars. You can check about the prices and also the market is much broader, so getting a car that fits your needs is relatively simple.
Another option are physical dealers, which have the advantage of being able to check the status of the cars on site, but with the handicap to enjoy a number of offers much smaller than the network.
Car hire companies usually renew their fleet by the end of the summer. Sometimes this is a good time to buy cars at good prices, as now in late summer rental companies reduce their fleet to reduce costs.
Buying a rental car is an option that should not be discarded so quickly. Many people have a misconception of what a rental car is and how this business works. To begin, we know that companies are required to meet certain requirements when selling the car:
- They are required to pass the MOT to the vehicle they will sell.
- Must be responsible for all legal proceedings in Tráfico (equivalent to DVLA).
- They are obliged to offer the buyer at least 1 year warranty.
Prices also tend to be somewhat lower than in the case of sales between individuals. It is true that we must also look at them very closely and that there are some companies more reliable than others (the biggest is not always the best). In addition, the average of kilometers of these cars is around 60,000 kilometers, so the range of “bad treatment” received is less.
In the free market, the average age of used vehicles is between 6 and 7 years, 43% have more than 100,000 kilometers, 15% between 80,000 and 100,000 km and 14% between 60,000 and 80,000 kilometers.
As for the most offered models in August 2011, these are the BMW 3 Series, Volkswagen Golf and Renault Megane. These coincide largely with the most sought after by users, which are the BMW 3 Series, Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3.
Malaga airport car hire companies renews their fleet every year. Therefore, if you look at www.malagacar.com you will see that there is no car older than three years, while the average mileage is between 50,000 and 75,000 kilometers and regularly visiting the site, you can find real bargains.